Aviation Engineering News

The aviation industry is built on a backbone of large-scale engineering, from 400-seater VLAs like the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777x to the complex mechanical operations behind large international airports.

Airlines are facing new challenges surrounding long-haul flights, reduced flight times, safety pressures and environmental impact. Engineering solutions including super-sonic aircraft, wing design and aerodynamics are beginning to shape the future of the industry and define the engineering that it is producing.

Due to the multinational nature of air travel, the aviation industry is often subject to a broad range of international standards and legislations which, in turn, can affect the engineering behind the aircraft. In recent years, the industry has seen ever-increasing pressures to improve its environmental credentials and safety record. All of this whilst trying to reduce costs in line with low-fare airlines and an increasing demand from travellers for cheap flights to a wider range of destinations than ever before.

This page is the only place you need to go to find all the latest aviation engineering news including the latest airliners from the likes of Boeing and Airbus to new jet engines from Rolls Royce and updated systems being deployed in domestic and international airports. We’ll keep you up to date with the introduction of new airliners, the retirement of older models and who’s picking up key contracts to produce replacement global fleets across the commercial aviation industry.  

Ninth Boeing P-8I Neptune arrives in India

Boeing announced on November 18 that it has delivered its ninth P-8I Neptune maritime patrol aircraft to the Indian Navy – the largest operator of the platform outside the US

Boeing secures $9.8bn Saudi F-15 support contract

Boeing will provide modernisation and sustainment services for Saudi Arabia’s F-15 multi-role fighter fleet after it was awarded a US$9.8bn contract by the US Department of Defense on November 10

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Boeing to build two more KC-46As for Japan

The USAF contracted Boeing to build and deliver an additional two KC-46A Pegasus tanker/transports for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force on October 29

Australia shows off legacy Hornets in stunning photo shoot

Royal Australian Air Force-operated Boeing F/A-18A Hornets graced the skies on October 29 for a special photo shoot ahead of the multi-role fighter’s retirement next year – and the images are spectacular!

US Navy seeks E-3D in-flight trainer for E-6B Mercury fleet

The US Navy seeks to procure a Boeing E-3D Sentry airborne early warning and control system for use as an in-flight trainer to reduce the wear on its E-6B Mercury command and control aircraft

Boeing vs Airbus: how do their product lines compare?

The scale of these two manufacturers is impressive, but how do their product portfolios compare. Key.Aero investigates…

Aviation Engineering Companies

The aviation industry is made up of engineering giants including Boeing, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Gulfstream and Honda. Between them, they produce a wide variety of aircraft from single propeller craft and private jets through to the European short haul favourite, the Airbus A320 and long-haul behemoths like the Boeing 747.

This page will keep you up to date with the latest engineering news from these companies including ongoing projects, testing phases and maiden flights for new models. Be the first to find out which airlines are updating their fleets with the latest models and which manufacturer has secured the production contract.

To find out more on commercial aviation news take a look at some of our other related pages including Airport NewsAirport Technology and Commercial Aviation News.

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